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5 cu ft chest freezer $170 at Walmart

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    5 cu ft chest freezer $170 at Walmart

    I am so tempted. I keep running out of freezer space in my side-by-side refrigerator, so I've missed some pork butts on sale.

    Appears to be a Black Friday deal. (And coincidentally, available in black only.)

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    Tempted - but I'm gonna hold out for an upright.


    • Andrrr
      Andrrr commented
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      It stinks that they're so much more expensive but they are exponentially more convenient. I find that Best Buy's financing deals are the way to go for these purchases. Up to 24 months at times

    Thanks. Got one coming for the ranch.


      If I only had a side-by-side freezer like you do, Michael_in_TX , I'd snap that freezer up and use it only for meat. Plus I'd watch the Thermoworks sale and get a freezer thermometer with alarm for it. Sound like a plan?

      Either way, let us know what you decide. I live vicariously through the MCS purchases on this site.



        I see "easy-access defrost drain" this means you have to defrost it. Not self self defrosting.


          My hesitation is that, of course, this is an inexpensive freezer. Will it stand up to the harsh conditions in a south Texas garage? If a freezer fails, I stand to loose $200 in meat. (Although, a freezer alarm with internet connectivity would mitigate that.)


          • smokin fool
            smokin fool commented
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            This would be my concern, would it stand up to life in a basement never mind garage.
            In somethings you get what you pay for.
            I use the buck a day ratio, at 170 your even, and 340 you've doubled your money at 510 tripled etc, and who know it could last thru 20 years of trouble free use.

          • rickgregory
            rickgregory commented
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            Reading reviews for similar, most of these will do fine in regular conditions. Most 5cf freezers are around $200 and they're all made by a few companies. The $400 ones are, bluntly, a ripoff.

            On garages etc - some claim they will. https://www.midea.com/us/Refrigerators/Chest-Freezers Whether they really will is always going to be a risk. I'd rather pay another $50 and get one that's rated to be garage ready if faced with that.
            Last edited by rickgregory; November 23, 2021, 12:28 PM.


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